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Four men arrested for Pinochet-era prison poisonings

Santiago - Authorities in Chile have arrested four ex-army officers for purportedly poisoning prisoners by adding botulinum toxin to their food. They are accused of murdering two men and attempting to murder five more.

Julio Iglesias songs used to torture victims of Augusto Pinochet

Manchester - A researcher at Manchester University has been looking into how Chile's military dictator, Augusto Pinochet, used popular music to "to inflict psychological and physical damage" on prisoners of his regime.

Op-Ed: The other 9/11— Remembering the 1973 Chilean coup

Santiago - Today the United States commemorates the worst terrorist attack in its history, replete with solemn vows to 'never forget' what decades of aggressive US foreign policy brought crashing into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon 12 years ago.

Review: 'No' depicts TV advertising winning 1988 Chilean referendum Special

Leave it to a fictionalized period drama to celebrate advertising's potential to change the world. “No”, set during the 1988 Chilean plebiscite to vote Augusto Pinochet out of power, turns history into a feel-good dramedy about a mass-media triumph.

Body of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda to be exhumed in April

Santiago - A court in Chile has set a date for the exhumation of Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda's body to determine if he was poisoned to death in 1973. His body will be exhumed on April 8.

Chile to exhume Pablo Neruda's remains

A judge in Chile has ordered investigators to exhume the body of Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda as part of an investigation into his death in 1973.

38 London St.: A place for memories of torture and extermination Special

Santiago - Located in the heart of the Chilean capital, the quaint Paris-London district has narrow and winding cobblestone streets lined by beautiful houses among which is “38 London Street”, the first detention and torture center ran by the military regime.
 

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Military dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1990.
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